Patriotism and deconstruction in Greece in the period of crisis: an attempt at synthesis

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Frantzi, Kyriaki
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Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand
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Please note: This article is in Greek. Patriotism and Deconstruction in Greece in the Period of Crisis: An Attempt at Synthesis. The polarity patriotism/deconstruction has dominated public debates in Greece in the period of crisis, and postmodernism has exerted a significant influence on politics, culture and the education community since the entry of the country to the Eurozone in the mid-1990s. Given that these developments took place in a society with ongoing external financial support, this article examines the standpoint of collective subjects of self-determination emerging in the post-Junta era, such as radical feminists, extra parliamentary initiatives and groups related to the New Age movement, towards self-determination of the country. The analysis points to an asymmetry between global inflows and local material and knowledge production, which fuels divisions and misconceptions in identity issues. It further discusses the possible usage of deconstruction as an ontological principle in contrast to that of an investigatory and reflective tool that takes into account the relational frame to which it is applied.
Greek studies, Politics, Culture, Economics
Frantzi, K., 2015. Εθνισμός και αποδόμηση στην Ελλάδα της κρίσης: Μια απόπειρα σύνθεσης. In: M. Tsianikas, G. Couvalis and M. Palaktsoglou (eds.) "Reading, interpreting, experiencing: an inter-cultural journey into Greek letters". Modern Greek Studies Association of New Zealand, 319-334. Published version of the paper reproduced here with permission from the publisher.